September 29, 2013 / 3:00 PM / 4 years ago

Srinivasan elected BCCI chief but court ban stays

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian cricket board (BCCI) re-elected its beleaguered president N. Srinivasan for another year on Sunday even though a top court order prevents him from taking charge immediately.

Indian cricket board (BCCI) President N. Srinivasan speaks to the media during a news conference in Kolkata May 26, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Srinivasan, 68, stood down in June in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which led to the arrest of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan on charges relating to the scandal.

Meiyappan is the former team principal of the Chennai Super Kings, which is owned by Srinivasan’s company India Cements.

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court by the Cricket Association of Bihar, seeking Srinivasan’s ousting from cricket administration but the court refused to halt the elections, instead barring the president from taking charge until it has ruled on the protest.

The BCCI also banned former India fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan for life on spot-fixing charges while Srinivasan publicly distanced himself from his son-in-law.

Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by Tony Goodson

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